Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pumpkin bling

So - I've been really into pumpkins lately.

I mean, it IS fall. Pretty much everyone is into pumpkins, so I am not real original:)

But someone in blogland inspired me to make this - a mod podged pumpkin. It adds a little flare to a pumpkin if I do say so myself. And who doesn't love a little flare? I sure do.



Oh it makes me happy.

First - go to Micheal's and pick up a pumpkin. I chose black because I am goth like that. I also chose artificial so my pumpkin does not rot. Rotting pumpkins do not make for good fall decor.



Then find some cute tissue paper. I chose damask because I like damask and it's black and white and kind of spooky like that. Plus it reminds me of my wedding. Happy:) Also you need modge podge and a cheapo paint brush.



Then cut the tissue paper into little banana shapes, something that will conform to the shape of the your pumpkin strip by strip.

Confession: I had to make a banana stencil because I cannot even freehand the simple shape of a banana. I am special.



Then get to mod podging! Its a little tricky dealing with the tissue paper...but mod podge covers a multitude of sins. I think that's in the Bible somewhere.

You will want to paint away one strip at a time. You can even sing the Jordin Sparks song "one step at a time" while you are doing this. But change it to "one strip at a time" because everyone knows its cooler to make up lyrics to apply to you.

After singing and mod podging...let dry.

Then bask in the glory that is your mod podge pumpkin!




24 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! and yes. yes you are special! I might have to try this one! :)

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  2. What a great idea! And such a fun blog! I found you on the link party at Fabulous K! I'm now a follower...feel free to follow back!

    http://lisafergus.blogspot.com/

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  3. Just found you through the under $10 party, and I love your sense of humor! I am also a lover of pretty Bibles, and did I detect a fellow Brian Regan lover? Anyway, I believe I will become a follower just because you remind me of me...

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  4. For some reason your Google Friend Connect follow button is not working, so I will just keep coming back till it does! And, by the way, I love the pumkin, and I have that same black damask tissue paper..

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  5. Love your pumpkin! It's adorable! I am going to try this! Thanks for the great idea.

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  6. This is wonderful! I tried Mod-Podging a pumpkin just by covering it with a big sheet of tissue paper. Nope. Not a good idea. I need to see if I can cut out a banana shape. :)

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  7. Great idea! Love the paper you choose to cover your pumpkin with!

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  8. Your pumpkins are adorable, and so are you! I love your open and fun personality, so glad I found your blog, what a kick in the pants!!!

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  9. Wow that pumpkin looks fantastic the black and white looks really good :) thanks for popping by my blog

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  10. I love a pumpkin with LOTS of personality!

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  11. Fabulous! Love this idea. Will definitely give a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I am officially obsessed with this adorable little damask pumpkin!!! Mod Podge is awesome!

    ~Amanda

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  13. lol at "mod podge covers a multitude of sins!" Just lovely :) Thanks for linking up~have a great weekend!

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  14. Looks amazing. I love a little change from the standard "orange" pumpkin. Great project.

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  15. I LOVE this!!! and I too am a fan of black & white damask. I have one wall in my laundry room wallpapered in blk & wht damask.

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  16. You have INSPIRED me... I love to mod podge stuff! never thought about a pumpkin! Thanks for sharing! GREAT JOB! happy fall!

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  17. I love it!! I have to admit...I've NEVER mod podged before. gasp!!
    But you inspired me to try it this week.

    Lesly

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  18. So so pretty! I love the pumpkin paired up with the yellow frame. Fabulous!

    I shared it on my Tatertots & Jello facebook page and linked to you :)

    xox
    Jen

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  19. I love it! That is such a cute project and you are so funny. I found you through tatertots and jello

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  20. LOVE!!! I love the damask! I found you through Tatertots & Jello FB page :)

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  21. This is so cute. Great idea to spruce up a pumpkin.

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  22. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

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